Packages
Packages
1.2.9

4.8

Packages free download for Mac

Packages1.2.9

08 May 2020

Create distribution and installation packages.

Overview

Packages lets you create distribution and installation packages.

Who is it for?

Well, imagine you are a software developer who just completed a project and it's time to work on shipping it. Or you are an administrator and you need to deploy a plugin on the Mac computers of your network. Whenever you need to create an installation package or distribution for Mac OS X 10.5 or later, Packages is the powerful and flexible solution you're looking for.

With Packages, you can define which applications, bundles, documents or folders should be part of the payload of your installation packages and where they should be installed. You can even set what the owner, group or permissions of the payload items should be upon installation. And if you need to also install an existing package, just import it so that it can be added to your distribution.

Presentation Editor

With its WYSIWYG editor, Packages lets you set and localize the customizable panes of your distributions. Checking how your distribution looks like in different languages has never been so easy. You can even add Installer plugins to your distribution.

What's new in Packages

Version 1.2.9:
Enhancements:
  • Updated the CPU requirements UI to take into account new possible CPU configurations.
  • Updated the RAM requirements UI to take into account new possible RAM configurations.
  • Better support for Catalina/Mojave OS version numbers in the OS requirements UI.
  • Services Users and Groups are now hidden by default. They can be displayed through an option in the Files preferences pane.
Fixed:
  • An offset was incorrectly computed when preserving extended attributes and the com.apple.FinderInfo attribute was MIA.
  • The identifier setter option of packagesutil was not working correctly. Thanks to v-sypayr for the report and investigation.

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How would you rate Packages app?

17 Reviews of Packages

5
Madmacmad
03 March 2020
Version: 1.2.8

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works perfect for us indie dev's.... much respect & many many thx Stéphane Sudre !!! without this great tool it would be a horror to do this all by hand and Terminal... works perfect here with pre and post scripts ... notarization ad signing is a breeze ... thank you so much!!! there is nothing like this out... nor did Apple make a tool like these to help us... much respect Stéphane Sudre Apple should pay you!
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5
Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
09 May 2020
Version: 1.2.9
Critical tool for all software engineers and IT shops. What Apple should have provided...
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5
Madmacmad
03 March 2020
Version: 1.2.8
works perfect for us indie dev's.... much respect & many many thx Stéphane Sudre !!! without this great tool it would be a horror to do this all by hand and Terminal... works perfect here with pre and post scripts ... notarization ad signing is a breeze ... thank you so much!!! there is nothing like this out... nor did Apple make a tool like these to help us... much respect Stéphane Sudre Apple should pay you!
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sreeja-g
07 February 2018
Version: 1.2.1
I can't run a Pre script with this package. Shows error Don't run as root.
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4.5
pant-poorti
24 October 2017
Version: 1.2
I was working on OS X 10.10 on Packages. Was completely satisfied with it. Have been unable to download the update when I upgraded to 10.13. The URL seems to be blocked in India. Any other way I can download?
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5
MacParc
06 October 2017
Version: 1.2
All (previous) versions worked fine and the developer is very responsive and helpful.
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5
tpathmakumaryahoo-com9384
17 April 2017
Version: 1.1.3
How do I put app on the Launch Pad? Otherwise it is a fabulous program. Thank YOu
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apoorva-rarefriend
07 September 2015
Version: 1.1.2
Is there a user documentation for this Packages? I could successfully build a .pkg installer with this app. But im unable to sign it with the certificate. It fails during `Configuring Installation` step. Is there any steps to debug or fix it?
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Mikael-B
22 November 2014
Version: 1.1.1
Can you use Packages to modify a preexisting (open source) package? Or do you always have to recreate from scratch?
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4.5
MacParc
30 July 2014
Version: 1.1.1
Great app especially for (signed) distributions and a very responsive developer in case of questions/issues. Christian Buerli [macfix.de]
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5
Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
27 June 2013
Version: 1.1.1
Seriously, how can such great software be free while a good amount of expensive commercial software is garbage? Two package tools that are absolutely indispensable this one and Pacifist. There needs to be a paypal link for donations for this bad-boy!
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4.5
Donmontalvo
23 January 2013
Version: 1.1.1
Excellent application, I wish JAMF would buy this! :) Don
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4.5
Philip-Petev
31 October 2012
Version: 1.1.1
Can anyone tell me how to set up the dependencies between the packages inside the metapackage? I set one package to be selected if other is selected, but in the compiled package nothing is happening. Is this Dependencies Editor working at all?
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Slimjids
27 April 2012
Version: 1.1
I keep getting ''The operation couldn’t be completed. (com.apple.installer.pagecontroller error -1.)'' after i try to run packages that i've built.The Only way it seems to go away, is if i create a new project in a different directory and start fresh.This has happened twice so i'm back to iceberg.
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sjk
24 December 2010
Version: 1.0.3
No WHAT'S NEW at MU (yet); release notes are here: http://s.sudre.free.fr/Software/Packages/release_notes.html
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Roro01
08 August 2010
Version: 1.0.1
The installer installs all the bits but the application itself. iMac Intel 10.6.4
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Moocan
15 July 2010
Version: 1.0
Packages is so easy to use and very useful. Great tool. Thanks to dev for making this for free. 1 - just have a little trouble with adding reference to a standard folder as /System/Library/CoreServices (without all files in it) in the same way to the /System/Library/Extensions. 2- does not seems to save payload default destination. always reset to / when project is opened. This is maybe due to a bad use by me !
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mistacabbage
15 July 2010
Version: 1.0
Does this mean Iceberg is dead?
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